Richard Mackson - USA Today Sports
Richard Mackson - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Angels, Heyward to leadoff


by - Senior Editor -

It's split-squad fun today as the Cubs will be facing the Angels and Giants this afternoon.

The Chicago Cubs (9-6) will battle the Anaheim Angels (9-6) on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. CT at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

One interesting lineup note is that top Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner will get the start at shortstop after Thursday's 3 for 3 performance against the Rockies.

Cubs lineup vs. Angels

Jason Heyward RF

Ben Zobrist 2B

Anthony Rizzo DH

Kyle Schwarber LF

Daniel Descalso 3B

Nick Hoerner SS

Jim Adduci 1B

Francisco Arcia C

Johnny Field CF

Alec Mills (1-0, 2.25 ERA) will get the start for the Cubs this afternoon against righty Griffin Canning (0-0, 11.57 ERA).

Update: Mill was a late scratch as Duane Underwood Jr. will get the start now.

Cubs relievers scheduled to pitch today include Pedro Strop, Steve Cishek, George Kontos, Carlos Ramirez, Oscar De La Cruz, and Alberto Baldonado.

Angels lineup vs. Cubs

Fletcher LF

Bour 1B

Smith C

Puello RF

Ward 3B

Adell CF

Tovar SS

Jones 2B

Kruger DH

Happy Birthday to Cubs third base coach Brian Butterfield.

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